Department of Ophthalmology

  • Introduction of Department
  • Vision
  • Facilities of Department
  • Faculty Members
  • Faculty Residents
  • SOP files
  • Teaching Rosters
  • Competency based under Graduate
  • Department Publications
  • Departmental Activities

Introduction

Ophthalmology is a branch of medicine which deals with the diseases of the eye. The speciality has grown tremendously over the last few years and it is now possible to diagnose and treat a very large number of ocular diseases. Ophthalmology is one of the unique branches which has both medical and surgical aspects in patient management. Advanced equipment and refinement in surgery has enabled an eye surgeon a greater precision during surgery. Advent of lasers have revolutionised the management of posterior segment diseases, most of which can now be easily and adequately treated. The speciality is now subdivided into subspecialities taking care of cornea, lens , uvea, glaucoma, squint, oculoplasty, retina , neurophthalmology and pediatric ophthalmology for better patient care.

The department is housed in the OPD block on the second floor. It has consultants cabin and a resident cabin for examining the OPD patient. In addition there are separate rooms for refraction, perimetry, fundus fluorescein angiography and laser. The department has an Eye Bank and facilities for corneal transplantation.

The department was established in year 1997 as part of the medical college.

Post Graduation was started in the department in the year 2011 and two MS students were admitted. During the inspection in the year 2012 the seats were enhanced from 2 to 4 and thereafter every year 4 students are admitted for MS Ophthalmology course.

Vision

Short Term:

  1. Medical Retina services to be started after acquiring green laser

  2. Encouragement for research activities

  3. Using innovative teaching tools for both undergraduate and postgraduate students

Long Term:

Patient care:

THE DEPARTMENT ENVISAGES TO CREATE FOLLOWING SPECIALIZED UNITS.

  1. CORNEA AND REFRACTIVE SURGERY UNIT.

    • A fully functional eye bank with facilities for penetrating and lamellar procedures.

    • Refractive surgery would be started after acquiring state of the art Excimer Laser

  2. GLAUCOMA Fully functional glaucoma unit with facilities for laser trabeculoplasty and management of all congenital and acquired glaucoma cases.

  3. VITREORETINA UNIT

    • A fully functional vitreoretinal unit with facilities for all medical and surgical vitreoretinal procedures would be established.

    • A State of the art vitrectomy unit will be acquired.

    • There will be provision for management of all cases of ROP, Diabetic Retinopathy and different types of retinal detachments.

  4. SQUINT AND OPHTHALMOPLASTY CLINIC A separate squint and ophthalmoplasty unit with facilities for all types and strabismus and ophthalmoplasty procedures will be set up.

  5. NEURO-OPHTHALMOLOGY CLINIC

    • Neuro-ophthalmology would be developed as a specialized field.

    • All facilities for ERG, EOG, and visual evoked potentials would be acquired.

    • In a coherent and co-ordinated manner other departments of neurology, neurosurgery, medicine and pediatrics would be associated with the neuro-ophthalmology unit.

  6. PEDIATRIC OPHTHALMOLOGY UNIT A pediatric ophthalmology unit will be started where all facilities for diagnosis and management of paediatric ocular disease will be available.

  7. LOW VISION CLINIC Low vision clinic which is already functional Will be further strengthened with provision to dispense low vision Aids to the patients.

  8. LENS – Management of Cataract would be brought at par with the best centers with provision of accommodative lenses and use of laser system in conjunction with Phacoemulsification for management of cataract.

  9. WET LAB – a state of art wet lab with Phacoemulsification unit and a good quality operating microscope will be acquired.

DEPARTMENT PROPOSES TO HAVE A SEPARATE EYE CENTRE .

  • With OPD on the ground floor along with separate clinics. 

  • Ward on the first floor .        

  • Three OTs on the top floor. Two OT`s for clean uninfected cases and one for septic cases .

Creating additional posts and gradually the number of Units will be enhanced from one to two and eventually three with the total number of consultants being nine. Each unit would be headed by Professor and one Associate and one Assistant Professor would comprise the unit. All the consultants would undergo at least one specialized training in the field of their interest.

Research:

  1. The department envisions encouraging research which directly translates to patient care.
  2. Facilities for such research like establishment of a fully functional departmental research laboratory would be made available.

Teaching:

The department intends to be one of the best post graduates teaching institute in the country at par with the best institutes.

  1. The department would lay more emphasis on clinical and surgical skill development of the Post graduate students for which state of the art learning techniques would be adopted. The initial training will be given on simulators and wet labs.

  2. For both under graduate and post graduate audio visual aids would be used for teaching purposes.

MISSION AND CORE VALUES

  1. Comprehensive, affordable, quality eye care to the patients.

  2. Learner centric teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

  3. Community outreach activities.

  4. Research.

Facilities

  • Lensometer
  • Eye Bank
  • OCT
  • Operating microscope with CCTV
  • A/B scan Ultrasonography
  • Automated perimeter
  • Fundus camera with facility for fundus fluorscein angiography
  • Nd Yag Laser unit
  • Indirect ophthalmoscope
  • Autorefractokeratometer
  • Synoptophore
  • Photoslit lamp
  • Phacoemulsification
  • Pachymetry
  • Slit lamp biomicroscopy
  • Hand Held Slit lamp

Faculty Members

# Photo Name Qualifications Designations Email ID Date of Joining Awards
1 Dr. Rajeev Tuli

MS Ophthalmology

Professor and Head drrajeevtuli@gmail.com 03-03-2008
2 Dr. Gaurav Sharma

MS Ophthalmology

Associate Professor drgaurav.sharma17@gmail.com 30-08-2013
3 Dr. S K Sharma

MS Ophthalmology

Assistant Professor drsksharma78@yahoo.com 17-Jul-2020
4 Dr Indu Dhiman

MS Opthalmology

Assistant Professor drindudhiman@gmail.com 09-09-2021

Senior Residents

# Name Qualification Date of Joining
1 Dr. Shalu Gupta

MS Ophthalmology

30-10-2018
2 Dr. Eathi Tuli

DOMS, DNB Ophthalmology

31-10-2018
3 Dr Vinod Dhiman 18-Dec-2020

Junior Residents

# Name Date of Joining
1 Dr. Aakansha 2018
2 Dr. Sunil 2018
3 Dr. Divya 2018
4 Dr. Indu 2018
5 Dr. Rinchen 2019
6 Dr. Arpit 2019
7 Dr. Himanshi 2019
8 Dr. Richa 2019
9 Dr Nakul Verma 20-Jul-2020
10 Dr Prithvi Raj 31-Jul-2020
11 Dr Deepti 31-Jul-2020
12 Dr Garima 01-Sep-2020

Courses

Labs


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Syllabus


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Competency based under graduate curriculum

CBUG - Ophthalmology Department

Department Highlights (Past 2 Years)

Publication List:

Disc Edema. Dr. Vibhuti Sethi, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr Gaurav Sharma, Dr Shruti Anand. Tropical Ophthalmology 2015;15(1):36-42

A peculiar case of retained inert intraocular foreign body. Dr. Shalu Gupta, Dr Aditi Prashar, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr R.K Sharma, Dr Gaurav Sharma, Vibhuti. Tropical Ophthalmology 2015; 15(3):22-24

Ocular Leech Infestation its Manifestations and Removal : A case report. Dr Gaurav Sharma, Dr Deepak Kumar Sharma,Dr Rajeev Tuli,Dr Sushma Swaraj. Tropical Ophthalmology 2015; 15(3):30-31

Extraconal Cavernous Hemangioma of Adult : A case report. Dr Shruti Anand, Dr Anil Kumar Verma, Dr R.K Sharma. Tropical Ophthalmology 2015; 15(3):41-43

Fungal keratitis caused by Paecilomyces lilacinus: A rare case report. Dr Anil kumar Verma, Dr Anil Chauhan, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr Subhash Jaryal, Dr Anuradha Sood. North Zone Journal of Ophthalmology 2015; 22(1): 82-83

Traumatic dislocation of crystalline lens in a quiet eye : case report. Dr Shalu Gupta, Dr Aditi Prashar, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr R.K. Sharma. Tropical Ophthalmology 2015; 15(5):35-37

Wolfram Syndrome : a case report. Dr Aditi Prashar,Dr Rajeev Tuli , Dr R.K Sharma, Dr Mukta Sharma. Tropical Ophthalmology 2015; 15(5):38-41

Routes of Drug administration in Eye and relevant Pharmacology. Dr Shalu Gupta, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr R.K. Sharma. Tropical Ophthalmology 2015; 15(6):33-37

Basic principles of eye banking. Dr. Shalu Gupta, Dr.Rajeev Tuli, Dr.R.K.Sharma. Dr.Gaurav Sharma. Sub-Himalayan journal of health research Vol.III Issue II 2015 P-139-141

Z plasty for Medial Cicatricial Ectropion: our experience. Gaurav Sharma, Deepak K Sharma, Rajeev Tuli. Del J Ophthalmol 2016 ;3:208-9

Ivermectin in the Management of Ophthalmomyiasis in an elderly immunocompromised female. Deepak Kumar Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Prem Bhardwaj. Del J Ophthalmol 2016 ;26:275-78

Isolated Bilateral Ectopia Lentis : a case report. Dr Mukta Sharma, Dr Aditi Prashar,Dr Rajeev Tuli , Dr R.K Sharma. Tropical Ophthalmology 2016; 16(1):33-34

A Typical Presentation of Congenital Rubella. Dr Vibhuti Sethi, Dr Shalu Gupta, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr R.K. Sharma,Dr Gaurav Sharma. Tropical Ophthalmology 2016; 16(1):15-17

Bilateral Ectopia Lentis : A Case Report. Dr Mukta Sharma, Dr Aditi Prashar, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr R K Sharma. Tropical ophthalmology 2016 ;

Optic disc drusen: A cause of constriction of visual fields. Dr. Vandana Sharma, Dr. Shruti Anand, Dr Anil Kumar Verma, Dr R.K. Sharma. Dr Rajeev Tuli. Tropical Ophthalmology 2016; 16(1):12-14

Scedosporium Keratitis: A case report. Dr Anil Kumar Verma, Dr Anuradha Sood, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr Anil Chauhan. DOS Times January-February 2016.

Ocular manifestations in Takayasu Arteritis. Dr.Shalu Gupta, Dr.Aditi Parashar, Dr.Rajeev Tuli, Dr. R.K Sharma. DOS Times May-June 2016.

DOS Times May-June 2016. Dr.Anil Kumar Verma, Dr. Rajeev Tuli, Dr.Avantika Dogra, Dr. Nishita Yadav. Tropical Ophthalmology 2016; 16(1):18-19

Double Lower Lid Lacrimal Puncta: A Case Report. Anil Kumar Verma, Anchit Wapa, Avantika Dogra, Rajeev Tuli, Anil Chauhan. Advances in Ophthalmology & Visual System

Postpartum Pituitary Apoplexy presenting as Isolated Third nerve palsy. A case report. Dr Mukta Sharma, Dr Aditi Prashar, Dr Rajeev Tuli. Del J Ophthalmol 2016 ;26(3).

Microbiological profile of suppurative corneal ulcer in a rural referral centre. Dr Anil Kumar Verma, Dr Anil Chauhan, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr Subhash Jaryal, Dr Anuradha Sood. Sub-Himalayan journal of health research Vol.III Issue I 2016

Ocular profile of cracker injury during Diwali season. Dr.Mandeep Tomar, Dr. Gaurav Sharma, Dr. Anil Kumar Verma. Sub-Himalayan journal of health research Vol.III Issue I 2016

Tuberous Sclerosis complex. Dr. Shailender Minhas, Dr. Rajeev Tuli, Dr. Gaurav Sharma, Dr.Anil Kumar Verma. Tropical Ophthalmology 2016;16 ;May-June 2016

A case of Chronic Progressive External Ophthalmoplegia(C.P.E.O.). Mukta Sharma, Anil Chauhan, Gaurav Sharma, Aditi Prashar. Del J Ophthalmol 2016; 27; 157

A case of cranio pharyngioma presenting as Diplopia. Avantika Dogra, Rajeev Tuli, R.K Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Mandeep Tomar. DOS times 2016: 27-28

Role of antihypertensive medication in causing dry eye disease. DR Shalu Gupta, Dr R K Sharma, Dr Rajeev Tuli, Dr pradeep Bansal, Dr V D Dogra. Tropical ophthalmology

Bilateral subconjunctival hemorrhage and periorbital petechiae due to chronic cough. Mandeep Tomar, Gaurav Sharma, Tarun Sood. DJO 2017;27:231

Traumatic Intraorbital encephalocele presenting as proptosis. Vandana Sharma, Rajeev Tuli, Gaurav Sharma, Mandeep Tomar. DOS times 2017

Utility of Ice pack test in diagnosis of Myasthenia Gravis. Mandeep Tomar, Gaurav Sharma, Nikhil Verma, Richa Dhiman, Vinod Dhiman. DOS times 2017

An unusual case of Waardenburg syndrome in a child. Neha Chauhan, Gaurav Sharma, Rajeev, Tuli. Kerala Journal of Ophthalmology 2018;30:46-47

Ocular manifestations in patients attending antiretroviral therapy centre at a tertiary care hospital in Himachal Pradesh. Mukta Sharma, Anil Chauhan, Gaurav Sharma, Vivek Chauhan. Indian Journal of Medical research 2018;147:496-500

A Case of Traumatic Phacocele in a Patient with Aniridia. Mandeep Tomar, Gaurav Sharma, Tarun Sood, Vandna Sharma, Richa Dhiman, Bhup Singh. DJO 2019;29:117-119

The pattern of vitreoretinal diseases in patients of Kangra valley. Aditi Prashar, Rajeev Tuli, Rattan Kumar Sharma, Mukta Sharma, Shalu Gupta. Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology 2020;31: 31-35

Sharma G, Chauhan A, Tuli R, Raina SK, Sharma RK . Teleophthalmology as a model for detecting ocular diseases in tribal areas of a North West state in India. Indian J Community Med 2021; 46: 62-5

Tuli R, Dhiman IA Case of Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation And Third Nerve Palsy: Interesting Case.DJO 2021;31:74-76

International:

Toothbrush-toothpaste ocular injury: A sequelae to fast life. Dr. Anil Kumar Verma, Dr.Anil Chauhan, Dr. Rajeev Tuli, Dr. Subhash Jaryal. JEMDS 2015; Vol.4(3):481-483. Doi:10.14260/jemds/2015/70

Case reports of previously undiagnosed cases of Homocystinuria presenting as displaced lenses after Trivial Trauma. Anil Kumar Verma, Vandana Sharma, Avantika Dogra, RK Sharma and Rajeev Tuli. Ophthalmology Research; An international Journal 2015;

Vitreous substitutes in vitreo-retinal surgeries. Shalu Gupta, Rajeev Tuli, RK Sharma. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 2016. 5;3

Assessment of the Role of Central Corneal Thickness in Measuring the IntraOcular Pressure in the Screening for Glaucoma amongst People Residing in A Sub-Himalayan Territory of North India. Anil Chauhan, Anil Kumar Verma, Vandna Sharma, Deepak Sharma, Rajeev Tuli, R K Sharma, Ashoo Grover. Ophthalmology Research: An International Journal 6(1) : 1-7, 2016

Phlyctenular Conjunctivitis and Tuberculosis. Mandeep Tomar, Gaurav Sharma, Tarun Sood. Int J Ophthalmol . 2016; 233-246

Evaluation of Dry Eye and IntraOcular Pressure in Patients on Antihypertensive Medications. Shalu Gupta, R K Sharma, Rajeev Tuli. Int J Ophthalmic Pathol 2016, 5:2

Clinico Radiological Profile of Orbital Lesions Presenting to a Medical College in Himachal Pradesh, India. Gaurav Sharma , Rajeev Tuli , Anil K Verma , Mandeep Tomar. Ann. Int. Med. Den. Res. 2017 3(6):1-5.

Pattern of mechanical ocular injuries in patients visiting a rural referral centre. Neha Chauhan , Rajeev Tuli , Rattan Kumar Sharma , Dinesh Kumar. Int Eye Sci 2017; 17: 2207-11

An Incidental Finding of Optic Disc Melanocytoma in a Primigravida Female. Neha Chauhan, Gaurav Sharma. Sudanese J Ophthalmol 2017;9:67-8.

A case of Bee sting induced corneal ulcer. Richa Dhiman, Mandeep Tomar, Gaurav Sharma. Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 2018: 17-20.

Artistic Iris :A case of heterochormia Iridis. Mandeep Tomar, Richa Dhiman, Gaurav Sharma, Nishita Yadav. J Ophthalmic Vis Res. 2018 Jul-Sep; 13(3): 359–360.

Severe ocular surface abnormalities in a child with ectodermal dysplasia: a case report. Shailender Minhas, Rajeev Tuli, Gaurav Sharma. Int J Res Med Sci 2019; 7: 2845-7

Clinical presentation of vernal keratoconjunctivitis in an immunocompromised patient. Shailender Minhas, Rajeev Tuli, Gaurav Sharma. Int J Sci Rep 2019;5(9):254-6

Clinical Profile of patients with Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis. Shailender Minhas, Rajeev Tuli, Gaurav Sharma, Vikram Mahajan. International journal of Medical and Biomedical studies ; 3: 98-101

Eyelash in lacrimal punctum: demonstrating a negative pressure in the lacrimal sac. Anil Kumar Verma, Avantika Dogra, Rajeev Tuli. Asian J Ophthalmology 2019;16:319-322

A Study for assessment of central corneal thickness and visual field defects in patients of primary open angle glaucoma. Richa Dhiman, Gaurav Sharma, Mandeep Tomar, Mitasha Singh. Sudanese J Ophthalmol 2019;11:25-30.

Prevalence of refractive errors among primary school children in Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, North India. Vandana Sharma, Rajeev Tuli, Gaurav Sharma, Vinod Dhiman. MedPulse International Journal of Ophthalmology 2019

Optic disc drusen or true papilledema - A diagnostic dilemma. Vandna Sharma, Rajeev Tuli, Gaurav Sharma, Mandeep Tomar. MedPulse International Journal of Ophthalmology. August 2019; 11(2): 36-39.

Optic nerve head drusen mimicking optic disc oedema – A case report. Vandna Sharma, Rajeev Tuli, Gaurav Sharma, Mandeep Tomar. MedPulse International Journal of Ophthalmology August 2019; 11(2): 42-45

Weber syndrome with secondary glaucoma: A case report. Vandna Sharma, Gaurav Sharma, Anil Kumar Verma, Rajeev Tuli. Ophthalmology August 2019; 11(2): 48-50

Shailender Minhas, Gaurav Sharma, Dr Anita Thakur, “A Retrospective Comparative Clinical Trial for the safety and efficacy of Intracameral moxifloxacin amongst the patients undergoing cataract surgery (MSICS or PHACO) at an Eye care centre in Himachal Pradesh.”, IJM SIR- May - 2020, Vol – 5, Issue -3, P. No. 259 – 263

Atypical central retinal artery occlusion: an uncommon cause of retinopathy and visual loss dermatomyositis. Sharma M, Prashar A, Tuli R, Sharma RK, Mahajan VK. Int J Rheum Dis. 2019; 22:325-330

Dhiman R, Tomar M, Sharma G, Tuli R, Sharma R . Ocular manifestations of acute myeloid leukaemia. IP Int J Oncol Oculoplasty 2020;6(1):72-75.

Verma, A. K., Sood, A., Chauhan, A., Tuli, R., & Jaryal, S. (2021). Profile of fungal keratitis in a Sub-Himalayan territory of north India. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, 17(4), 356-364.

Sharma G, Chaudhary KP, Swaraj S. A comparative study of azelastine, cromolyn and olopatadine ophthalmic solution in vernal keratoconjunctivitis in a tertiary care hospital- open label parallel group study design. Int J Basic Clin Pharmacol 2021;10:785-8.

Chauhan, A., Verma, A., Sharma, D., Gupta, L., Kumar, D., Sharma, G., & Grover, A. (2020). Difference in prevalence of diabetes and diabetic retinopathy among low-altitude dwellers vs. high-altitude dwellers in North India. Asian Journal of Ophthalmology, 17(1), 19-29.

Effect of systemic administration of HMGCo reductase inhibitor atorvastatin on central retinal artery flow dynamics, intra ocular pressure and visual field changes in primary open angle glaucoma and normal tension glaucoma pateins. D.Deepak Sharma, Dr.K.P.Chaudhary, Dr. P.C. Negi, Dr. Rajeev Tuli. JEMDS 2015; Vol.4(97):16215-16220. Doi:10.14260/jemds/2015/2386

Departmental Activities

World Sight Day

World Glaucoma Day

Eye donation fortnight

Events